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For Whom the Bell Tolls

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Author: Ernest Hemingway
Series: Vintage War
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High in the pine forests of the Spanish Sierra, a guerrilla band prepares to blow up a vital bridge. Robert Jordan, a young American volunteer, has been sent to handle the dynamiting. There, in the mountains, he finds the dangers and the intense comradeship of war. And there he discovers Maria, a young woman who has escaped from Franco's rebels...
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'The best fictional report of the Spanish Civil War that we possess' Anthony Burgess 20040927

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"'The best book Hemingway has written' New York Times"

Author description

Ernest Hemingway was born in Chicago in 1899, the second of six children. In 1917, he joined the Kansas City Star as a cub reporter. The following year, he volunteered as an ambulance driver on the Italian front, where he was badly wounded but decorated for his services. He returned to America in 1919, and married in 1921. In 1922, he reported on the Greco-Turkish war before resigning from journalism to devote himself to fiction. He settled in Paris, associating with other expatriates like Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein. He was passionately involved with bullfighting, big-game hunting and deep-sea fishing. Recognition of his position in contemporary literature came in 1954 when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, following the publication of The Old Man and the Sea. He died in 1961.

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General Fields

  • : 9780099289821
  • : Vintage Publishing
  • : Vintage
  • : January 1999
  • : 198mm X 131mm X 30mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 1
  • : 496
  • : War fiction; Modern fiction
  • : en
  • : Ernest Hemingway
  • : 813.52
  • : Paperback